Imagine that we are in front of a drinking water tank like the one we can find anywhere in the world or in front of a pressure reducing valve. Taking advantage of the excess pressure drop available, we installed a water turbine with a power electric of 10 kW.
With the energy generated, it is intended to be energy self-sufficient in the tank itself (self-consumption connected to the grid). If we consider the average market prices in 2020 in Spain, we will obtain;
If the destination of the energy is the sale, the payback lasts between 5 and 6 years.
Therefore, the profitability of our water turbines connected to the grid (Microgrid Series) depends largely on the use of energy, the number of hours where the flow to be turbine is available and the power electric of the water turbine.
If you want us to study the profitability of our water turbines in your hydroelectric plant for you, contact us without any commitment.